The Lovett family bought twenty-five acres of land east of Visalia, mostly grassland with tules growing in a wetland. There was riparian woodland on the eastern border next to the Kaweah Oaks Preserve.
Bill and Beth Lovett offered the property to Visalia Friend Meeting to administer as a center for Peace, Justice, and Environmental Sustainability work. The Quaker Oaks Farm non-profit was established as a non-religious organization to work toward that end.
The land was officially transferred to the care of Visalia Friends Meeting and the management of the land and the Lovett’s vision that it be a “place where good things happen” was entrusted to Quaker Oaks Farm.